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World society of emergency surgery (WSES) guidelines for management of skin and soft tissue infections

Sartelli, M and Malangoni, MA and May, AK and Viale, P and Kao, LS and Catena, F and Ansaloni, L and Moore, EE and Moore, FA and Peitzman, AB and Coimbra, R and Leppaniemi, A and Kluger, Y and Biffl, W and Koike, K and Girardis, M and Ordonez, CA and Tavola, M and Cainzos, M and Saverio, SD and Fraga, GP and Gerych, I and Kelly, MD and Taviloglu, K and Wani, I and Marwah, S and Bala, M and Ghnnam, W and Shaikh, N and Chiara, O and Faro, MP and Pereira, GA and Gomes, CA and Coccolini, F and Tranà, C and Corbella, D and Brambillasca, P and Cui, Y and Lohse, HAS and Khokha, V and Kok, KYY and Hong, SK and Yuan, KC (2014) World society of emergency surgery (WSES) guidelines for management of skin and soft tissue infections. World Journal of Emergency Surgery, 9 (1).

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Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) encompass a variety of pathological conditions ranging from simple superficial infections to severe necrotizing soft tissue infections. Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs) are potentially life-threatening infections of any layer of the soft tissue compartment associated with widespread necrosis and systemic toxicity. Successful management of NSTIs involves prompt recognition, timely surgical debridement or drainage, resuscitation and appropriate antibiotic therapy. A worldwide international panel of experts developed evidence-based guidelines for management of soft tissue infections. The multifaceted nature of these infections has led to a collaboration among surgeons, intensive care and infectious diseases specialists, who have shared these guidelines, implementing clinical practice recommendations.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Sartelli, M
Malangoni, MA
May, AK
Viale, P
Kao, LS
Catena, F
Ansaloni, L
Moore, EE
Moore, FA
Peitzman, ABpeitzman@pitt.eduPEITZMAN
Coimbra, R
Leppaniemi, A
Kluger, Y
Biffl, W
Koike, K
Girardis, M
Ordonez, CA
Tavola, M
Cainzos, M
Saverio, SD
Fraga, GP
Gerych, I
Kelly, MD
Taviloglu, K
Wani, I
Marwah, S
Bala, M
Ghnnam, W
Shaikh, N
Chiara, O
Faro, MP
Pereira, GA
Gomes, CA
Coccolini, F
Tranà, C
Corbella, D
Brambillasca, P
Cui, Y
Lohse, HAS
Khokha, V
Kok, KYY
Hong, SK
Yuan, KC
Date: 18 November 2014
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: World Journal of Emergency Surgery
Volume: 9
Number: 1
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1186/1749-7922-9-57
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Surgery
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2016 14:52
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 10:55


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